Prime Minister Narendra Modi acted as a margdarshak of the Assam Cabinet when he spared time to meet it during his whirlwind visit to the North East for two days starting March 7. The Prime Minister was in the region to attend the swearing-in ceremonies of three new Governments in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura respectively. On March 7, after attending the oath taking of the NPP-led Government in Shillong and the Neiphiu Rio-led alliance in Kohima, he arrived in Guwahati to spend a night en route to Tripura.
He took the opportunity for a closed-door meeting with Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and his council of ministers in the guest house at Koinadhora in Guwahati. The meeting lasted for about two hours.
The Assam Chief Minister took to his twitter handle and wrote: “A rare privilege for my Cabinet colleagues to have got an opportunity to get blessings and margdarshan of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, today in Guwahati.”
Dr. Sarma informed through his social media account that the Prime Minister planted a sapling in the State Guest House. He said, “This is symbolic of the PM’s reiteration of the idea of continued peace and progress in the region.”
The Prime Minister reviewed various ongoing schemes of the Government in the meeting. He advised the ministers to dedicate themselves to the development of the State and asked them to serve the people wholeheartedly.
Information & Public Relation and Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika wrote in his twitter handle that “the PM is a source of inspiration to us in serving the society.”
Tourism and PHE Minister Jayanta Mallabaruah wrote of his experience after listening to Mr Modi speaking about his experience of being the Chief Minister of a State like Gujarat to becoming the Prime Minister.
Earlier, Mr Modi was received at the LGBI Airport by Governor Gulab Chand Kataria and the Assam Chief Minister.